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Friday, March 12, 2010

Disgraced Jones turns to basketball

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Former sprinter Marion Jones signed with the WNBA's Tulsa Shock on Wednesday, hoping to launch a new career after losing five Olympic medals for using steroids and doing jail time for lying to federal prosecutors.

Jones was a star at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney but admitted two years ago that she had taken a designer steroid known as the "clear" and was stripped of her medals, including three golds. She also spent about six months in a Texas federal prison for lying about doping and her role in a check-fraud scam.



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